Compare 2008 Acura MDX vs 2009 Buick Enclave

2008 Acura MDX
2009 Buick Enclave
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
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AWD 4-Door CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door CX 16 22 $35,031 $37,070
Enclave AWD 4-Door CXL 16 22 $37,214 $39,380
Enclave FWD 4-Door CX 17 24 $33,141 $35,070
Enclave FWD 4-Door CXL 17 24 $35,324 $37,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,530
$35,031
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,195
$37,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$670 / month
$618 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality. The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 154
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 62.0
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 61.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 67.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 66.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 86.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 115.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 18.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.80
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Variable Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.89
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P255/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLW
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4548 4985
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
610 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 170
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 288 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 5000 270 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MH6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Buick Enclave
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink Premium Ride
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Wheel Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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